The Masked Singer has quickly become one of Fox’s most lucrative shows of all time since its premiere in 2019. (via TV Series Finale). Some shows have a tendency to plateau after a few seasons, but this one just keeps getting better. The American version of the Korean show King of Mask Singer selects 12 celebrities, both young and old, to hide their identities when performing for viewers and judges. Every week, one performer is sent home — and unmasked — until only one performer remains. Although the judges are sometimes given tips, it’s not always easy to figure out who’s behind the masks, and viewers enjoy making their own guesses.
Even after five seasons, it’s not easy to guess who the masked singers are. Season 5 features a variety of characters, from The Snail to Robopine to The Grandpa Monster, but we’re focusing on The Russian Doll. Every season, rumours abound on the internet about which celebrities are dressed as which character. So far, this is the most outlandish hypothesis about The Russian Doll’s identity.
The Hanson Brothers are the most likely candidates.
The top guess — and probably the wildest idea — is that The Russian Doll on The Masked Singer is the Hanson brothers, previously known as the music trio Hanson, according to Good Housekeeping. The group rose to fame in the late 1990s thanks to their catchy song “MMMBop,” and they’re still involved in the music industry today. So, how about we get down to business?
First, this character has the ability to multiply, suggesting that this celebrity is more than one human. So far, the singer(s) have performed Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” and Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s “Shallow” from the film A Star is Born. It’s also apparent that they can sing. With so much detail, a theory has emerged that Isaac and Taylor are the singers, with Zac, the youngest of the three, also dressed up. A pitcher of milk, breadsticks, a conveyor belt with cardboard boxes labelled “Office,” a street sign reading “Garden State Highway,” and a ship’s wheel are among the other hints. Those topics are still up for debate. However, the Doll believes that at first, “I used to be the hottest toy on the planet. That was back in the day!” This is a play on the popularity of the Russian doll toy in the late 1800s, but the line also works for the Hanson brothers since they were incredibly successful at the time.
If this hypothesis is right, only time can tell. If you’re still stumped, Bustle suggests Dan + Shay, Bruce Springsteen, and Harry Styles & Niall Horan.